Entries for 'David La Piana'

Working From Home: What We’ve Learned

David La Piana // Thursday, April 2, 2020

Working From Home: What We’ve Learned

Join the conversation with David La Piana, Makiyah Moody, Kyu Kang, and Beverly Snow as they discuss some of the ways in which they have developed routines and habits that have contributed to their success in working from home.

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Categories: Governance, Leadership
Tags: strategy, workplace

WFH – Work from Home is The New Normal

David La Piana // Sunday, March 22, 2020

WFH – Work from Home is The New Normal

Since our founding in 1998, we have been based in and continuously perfected working from home. While many of you are shifting to work at home, we’d like to share a few of the lessons we’ve learned over the past twenty-two years.

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Categories: Governance
Tags: coaching, learning communities, organizational learning, resources, strategy, workplace

Foundations – Hold the Line (Or Better Yet, Step Boldly Beyond It)

David La Piana // Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Foundations – Hold the Line (Or Better Yet, Step Boldly Beyond It)

David La Piana, Managing Partner, talks about an important topic that many foundations are grappling with during our current COVID-19 related stock market slump.

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Categories: Commentary
Tags: coaching, learning communities, organizational learning, resources, strategic restructuring, strategy, workplace

Clumpers vs. Splitters – Two Poles in Strategic Thinking

David La Piana // Thursday, March 5, 2020

Clumpers vs. Splitters – Two Poles in Strategic Thinking

David La Piana, Managing Partner, discusses the concept of clumping vs. splitting and the ways in which this dynamic can impact your thinking and conversations about strategy. 

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Categories: Commentary
Tags: coaching, learning communities, organizational learning, resources, strategic restructuring, strategy, workplace

Measuring Love: Discussing the Brown Paper by Shiree Teng and Sammy Nuñez

David La Piana // Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Measuring Love: Discussing the Brown Paper by Shiree Teng and Sammy Nuñez

How do you measure love? Shiree Teng and her co-author Sammy Nuñez blow up the concept of evaluation as an attempt at precise measurement and an effort to find objective truth.

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Categories: Commentary
Tags: advocacy, community, initiatives, resources, social justice

Leadership Lessons from the "Corner Office"

David La Piana // Monday, October 30, 2017

Leadership Lessons from the "Corner Office"

Leadership is full of paradoxes, and other takeaways from interviews with over 500 corporate CEOs. How do these findings resonate for nonprofit leaders, or how is nonprofit leadership different?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Commentary, Leadership, Trends
Tags: cross-sector, current events, research, private sector

Four-Element Leadership

David La Piana // Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Four-Element Leadership

Nonprofit leaders have four principal levers for moving their organizations forward, but when any one of these receives too much, or to little, attention or prioritization, the organization cannot perform at its best.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership
Tags: human resources, management, organizational culture, resources

Now Our Work is More Important Than Ever

David La Piana // Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Now Our Work is More Important Than Ever

On this morning I am writing to offer my solidarity with you and with all our clients and colleagues in the field. We will not give up, we will just work harder.

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What Do You Read to Lead?

David La Piana // Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What Do You Read to Lead?

Harvard Business School professor John P. Kotter is best known for his eight-step guide to navigating organizational change. His latest book, Accelerate, builds on the eight-step approach but introduces a whole new concept, one which I think has broad applicability to the nonprofit sector.

 

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Categories: Change Management, Commentary, Strategic Planning
Tags: innovation, management, organizational structure

When Foundations Exit the Field

David La Piana // Thursday, August 7, 2014

When Foundations Exit the Field

Whether shifting away from funding in a specific program area or looking toward a total spend-down and closure, foundations face the dilemma of how to make a graceful exit. This blog shares a few observations about how funders can navigate these shifts in partnership with their grantees. For more on this topic, watch for the fall issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, featuring an article I’ve coauthored with Christopher Oechsli on The Atlantic Philanthropies’ limited-life strategy. 

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Categories: Foundations
Tags: capacity building, funders, philanthropy, strategy
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